Jessica West

Location NYC
Occupation Writer and researcher

About Me

What Would Keith Richards Do? (Bloomsbury)
Lipstick (St. Martins)
YA novel for next year.

Why do you write?

I don't know.

Any favorite authors? Books?

William Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury"
Bruno Schulz' "Street of Crocodiles"
JD Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye"
Bob Dylan's "Chronicles"
Louise Fitzhugh's "Harriet the Spy"
Louis Malle, Billy Wilder, Harold Pinter, Delmore Schwartz, Gerard de Nerval, Robert Walser, Robt Louis Stevenson, Sam Shep

Jessica West's Wall

C. Kaminski – Apr 06, 2009

I love Bruno Schulz's "Street of Crocodiles"! There's also a short stop-motion animation (The Brothers Quay, 1986)adaptation of the book, which doesn't do too badly rendering the same sort of creepy strangeness...though I do sort of remember noting the considerable distance between the two, it's still worth digging around for.
Also, Happy Birthday.

Darryl Price – Apr 06, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Darryl Price – Mar 04, 2009

Since my friend Bob Eckstein actually gave you his phone number I figure you must be someone to read but where are your stories and poems? I need inspiration!Although that picture is mesmerizing.

aimée laberge – Feb 09, 2009

great pix, great hat, jessica; tres dr. zhivago...

Corey Zeller – Nov 19, 2008

Hi Jessica.

I also like Delmore Schwartz. Wasn't he Lou Reed's teacher.

Now I'm going to have "Sweet Jane" stuck in my head all night.

aimée laberge – Oct 12, 2008

atonement in progress... to be continued!

Bob Eckstein – Oct 11, 2008

Hi Jessica, Thanks. You can call me at 212-740-8799

Jane Ciabattari – Oct 09, 2008

Hey Jessica, Hi! Mark and I are headed back to VCCA in November. And my novel is progressing! Hope all's well with you. Jane

Sara Levine – Oct 07, 2008

Hi. Thanks for the stars!

Kirsten Menger-Anderson – Oct 06, 2008

Hi, Jessica! Thanks for the note and for checking out Dr. Olaf. I'm doing a few readings, but all on the West Coast (

aimée laberge – Sep 09, 2008

Jessica! Thanks for inviting me to join Fictionaut, can't wait to read you, love your prediction!

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